Hi I'm Teryn! As a Registered Dietitian I have had many clients with a myriad of conditions and chronic diseases. My background is in skilled nursing and through that experience I noticed how the demographic was changing from the elderly to a younger, more sick, population. That experience has fueled my passion to be on the preventative side of health care and help individuals gain the tools to prevent chronic diseases through nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
My interest in supporting women through hormonal imbalances stemmed from watching a family member struggle through Hypothyroidism after giving birth to her second child. My heart went out to her as she was struggling with mood swings, inability to lose weight, and sever fatigue. After some laboratory testing, her doctor was able to identify that her thyroid was the culprit and that gave us something to work with. Through diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes, my family member was able to regain her energy, start to lose some of that stubborn pregnancy weight, and return to the vibrant woman that she was before.
My passion for those who struggle with the restrictions of Food Intolerances and Food Allergies came from dealing with those issues right under my own roof! My spouse was starting to have episodes of choking and skin breakouts and we couldn't put our finger on exactly what was the cause. It wasn't until an episode of anaphylactic shock, that my husband got into an allergist and finally got tested. The results were alarming! Over 20+ foods showed up on his results and this was a game changer! I know first hand what it's like to work through the initial shock and depression over having to change your lifestyle so dramatically and never get to enjoy the foods you once loved (aka Peanut Butter).
Instead of focusing on what he couldn't eat, we switched our mind frames to what options were available. This made all of the difference in his perspective and started us on the path of exploring new foods. Since the changes were made, we were able to dramatically reduce the number of choking episodes from Eosinophilic Esophagitis. He now can manage his own dietary choices, and has regained a positive relationship with food.